VMWare Fusion - Run windows on your Mac - £20.30 @ Smith Micro
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VMWare Fusion - Run windows on your Mac - £20.30 @ Smith Micro

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Found 25th Nov 2010
Usual price $80, Smith Micro 60% off black Friday sale USING CODE: BLACKFRIDAY2010 makes final cost $32 which is £20.30.

VMware Fusion 3 is the best way to run Windows on your Mac.
VMware Fusion gives you seamless integration and effortless migration.

Using a Mac doesn’t mean abandoning your Windows applications and devices. Ditch your PC and safely run your favorite Windows programs alongside Mac applications, while continuing to use your Windows-only devices on your Mac. Instantly launch your favorite Windows applications directly from your Dock or the Apple menu bar at any time. Easily switch between apps and minimize them to your Dock—just like you would with Mac apps!

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If the £20 cashback offer from VMWARE is still available (I think that it runs out in December) this makes it only 30p- hot! It's £53.95 from VMWare

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Just use Bootcamp. You'll have a lot less hassle in the long run...

Bootcamp requires a reboot to switch between OSs which may be an inconvenience for some.

VirtualBox runs other OSs inside of Mac OS X like Fusion but is free:

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Bootcamp requires a reboot to switch between OSs which may be an … Bootcamp requires a reboot to switch between OSs which may be an inconvenience for some.VirtualBox runs other OSs inside of Mac OS X like Fusion but is free:[url=http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads]http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads[/url]


Bootcamp is better for people with 2GB RAM or less

Fusion is a lot sleeker and easier to use than virtualbox, but works very much the same. Bootcamp is a lot more hassle in the long run. Rebooting is a PITA.

May be a tiny bit inconvenient but it's far more stable. Common sense really. What's going to get the most out of a single machine. Running one OS or two...

Rebooting takes about a minute...

Use rEFIt - it's a doddle. refit.sourceforge.net/

There are two main reasons for either choosing Bootcamp or a simulator: partitioning, and regularity of use. Bootcamp requires partitioning the hard drive- I use my laptop for editing, and partitioning the drive will reduce not just its size but its speed, making Final Cut a nightmare to use effectively. On a tower Bootcamp is great, but for something with a single hard drive and nowhere else to capture video to when on a shoot, VMWare is a better option. Besides, I hardly ever use Windows, I just need it on rare occasions. If I ever want to play PC games regularly on my machine, I'll install Bootcamp, since it will then need the extra power.

The VMware v Virtualbox debate comes down to which one you prefer- I have both, and prefer VMware, since more software seems to run on it. But that's just my experience, it'll be different for others.
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